President | Northampton Group Inc.
Vinod (Vinnie) Patel is the President Northampton Group Inc. Under his leadership the company has grown its portfolio from one to seventeen hotels, has demonstrated that it excels in this sector, posting industry-leading margins with system sales over $50 million.
After graduating from university of Cincinnati in Finance & Economics, he was employed as stock broker trainee with Wood Gundy and later as Major Accounts Manager with Pantry Shelf Corporation. Since 1985 he has been presiding over Northampton Group, primarily responsible for all aspects of company’s operation.
Mr. Patel is an accredited member of several hospitality associations in North America. He was one of the founding members of the Choice Hotels Franchise Advisory Board in Canada, and has been serving on its board including two of those as chair. He’s been an active member of American Asian Hotel Owners Association since its inception. He was one of the early recipients of the most prestigious Pinnacle awards for the Hotelier of the year. He has ensured over the years that the hotels under the company’s management are constantly evolving and follow the current best practices including financing, marketing, design & construction, property development, customer service and quality assurance.